About

Nuclear New York is a project of Community Studies of New York, Inc, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. We are an independent and non-partisan organization devoted to supporting nuclear energy in New York and beyond. We see nuclear as indispensable in the effort to provide prosperity and nature for all. Nuclear provides reliable carbon-free energy with minimal land, ecological, and human health impacts. We conduct rigorous research, unbiased education, policy advocacy, and non-intrusive activism.

Our advocacy:

  • reward nuclear plants for their low-carbon, low-air-pollution, reliable electricity generation, and prevent them from premature shutdown until replaced by alternate resources with superior characteristics,
  • support the development of next generation nuclear plants in New York, an essential facet as we electrify the rest of the economy, and
  • act as a beacon to the rest of the world leveraging New York’s cultural appeal. 

More and more scientifically-informed environmental groups are recognizing that nuclear power is necessary to fight climate change. Even previously skeptical groups like The Union of Concerned Scientists, The Nature Conservancy, World Resources Institute, National Geographic and others have revised their position on nuclear power in the last few years upon examining the evidence. Nuclear power can scale to the challenge, fast, affordable, and with minimal use of natural resources.

We are an extremely diverse group of individuals with different political affiliations, economic theories, cultural backgrounds, and walks of life. We are united in advocating for evidence-based policy design, and collaborate with eminent climate scientists, science communicators, environmental activists, and community organizers. We invite respectful dialogue with groups skeptical of the role of nuclear power.

Connect the Dots: protesting at Ravenswood Generating Station (April 30, 2020)